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i think-- >> the energy and dynamic-- >> that's their tension. it's a dilemma. >> but if the energy and dynamism can move towards reform, great. i think there's a tension in the republican base-- you said they got a shock. but it's unclear whether the shock is i need to change or i was sent to stop this guy obama from raising taxes and doing terrible things to the country. that's unresolved. >> schieffer: let me ask you something, dee dee. there are going to have to be some changees, i would think, in the administration and in the democratic party. after all, the president has had four years to try to break this deadlock and he hasn't been able to do it yet. i'm not saying it's all his fault. isn't he going to have to give a little here? >> no question. and he said i'm willing to compromise, i'm willing to listen, and i'm willing to entertain new ideas. the truth, though, is the president has the upper hand right now. not only was he re-elected by a pretty convincing electorate. he also picked up-- we picked up seats in the house and senate. and with the fiscal-- and 60% of american
something. the best teachers are those who have a gift and the energy and enthusiasm to convey their love for science or history or shakespeare or whatever it is. "show them what you love" is the old adage. and we've all had them, where they can change your life. they can electrify the morning when you come into the classroom. how about some black-eyed susans? >> safer: mccullough is 79 now, mulling some ideas for his next book. he and rosalee, his wife of nearly 60 years, have five children. as newlyweds, they lived in the shadow of the brooklyn bridge. it was the inspiration for his second book, "the great bridge," from 1972, his first best- seller. to mccullough, it's a profound symbol of the american journey. we close with his thoughts on its meaning-- a looming, almost living presence as we talked, behind its back, at brooklyn's river cafÉ. you have described this as america's eiffel tower. >> mccullough: yes, indeed. if you could pick this bridge up and turn it over, underneath it would say "made in america." >> safer: it has endured for 130 years. and mccullough is still awestruck
raises taxes on high income people. his goal is to raise energy taxes on the middle class, not something mentioned during the campaign. >> grover, we're looking at a fiscal crisis here and a fiscal cliff. most of people are saying this is serious and we've got to have serious negotiations and everything has to be on the table. but you seem to be resisting that. what do you think happens if the fiscal cliff happens as a reality and this economy goes over the cliff? >> two things. the fiscal cliff is a tax increase of $500 billion. we had exactly the same scenario two years ago that we had today. obama huffed and puffed and threatened to let us go off the fiscal cliff. at the end of the day, cooler heads prevailed and all of the tax cuts were continued for two years. in 2011 obama said the world would end, we should pass around smelling salt. we got a debt ceiling agreement, we cut spending, didn't raise taxes. we didn't cut taxes as much as the republicans wanted. the ryan plan would have reduced obama's overspending by $6 trillion. we only got $2.5 trillion in restraint. that's a comprom
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